Summary:ASTERISK-21713: Bridge API Enhancements - Create a media channel for the bridging API
Reporter:Matt Jordan (mjordan)Labels:Asterisk12
Date Opened:2013-04-26 14:55:29Date Closed:2013-05-10 11:42:00
Status:Closed/CompleteComponents:Channels/chan_local Core/Bridging
Versions:12 Frequency of
Description:Currently, media operations on a bridge are performed (in ConfBridge) using specially constructed channels that are only applicable to that module. This has the following drawbacks:
# They aren't as flexible as a Local channel
# Their existence 'leaks' to the outside world, breaking the bridging/channel model that we'd like to have for 12

Ideally, we would have something that was as flexible as a Local channel, but that would 'look' different, such that consumers of Stasis-Core can choose to either reflect those channels or drop them in an easy fashion. This task is to:
# Have common API entry points to the bridging framework that initiate media operations
# Use a new channel driver (media channels) to perform those media operations on the bridge
# Refactor common code between chan_local and chan_media (or whatever we call it) to the a new framework in Asterisk. This framework would be suitable for use by virtual channel drivers.